Luuk Rietveld

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Room: 4.53 (Civil Engineering)

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Louis Cornelis (Luuk) Rietveld is professor Urban Water Cycle Technology.

After finalising his studies Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology in 1987, he worked until 1987 as Assistant and later as Associate expert for the Dutch Directorate General for International Co-operation in Mozambique. In that period he was employed as lecturer/researcher Sanitary Engineering at the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique. In the period 1991 until 1994 he worked at the Management Centre for International Co-operation, Delft University of Technology. From 1994 he has been working at the Department of Water Management, section Sanitary Engineering of Delft University of Technology. In 2005 Luuk Rietveld defended his PhD thesis entitled “Improving Operation of Drinking Water Treatment through Modelling”.


He has been involved in the following projects:

2009-2012 FilterXpert, tomography for state estimation of filters (SenterNovem)

2008-2011 PHOTOX, Photocatalytic oxidation (SenterNovem)

2007-2008 Neth Sin JWRP, Cooperation ShiBei, Tonghii, Kiwa and TU Delft (EVD)

2007-2009 Waterspot, Water treatment plant simulator (SenterNovem)

2006-2008 ALTB, Activating learning (SURF Foundation)

2006-2010 TECHNEAU, Modelling platform for treatment processes (EU, 6th framework)

2006-2010 IS-NOM, Natural organic matter removal with ion exchange (SenterNovem)

2003-2005 MICRORISK, Quantitative microbiol risk assessment (EU 5th framework)

2003-2007 PROMICIT, Process modelling and control of water treatment (SenterNovem)

2000-2004 BAKF, Biological activated carbon filtration (SenterNovem)

1994-1998 Interuniversitary cooperation project on environmental engineering between Technical University of Nicaragua and TU Delft

1987-1991 Interuniversitary cooperation project on water resources engineering between Eduardo Mondlane Unversity of Mozambique and TU Delft.


The research results were published in over 100 publications, including 37 journal papers, 20 professional papers, and more than 60 conference papers. A list of publications can be found under "publications".

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